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102 Points

Sun, Feb 10, 2019 3:19 PM

Lightroom Classic: Catalog corruption

After my computer's SSD started failing recently, I tried to salvage my catalog file and copied it to another computer. However, when I try to import the file in Lightroom, I get an error message which states that the catalog is corrupt and can not be repaired.
I have already tried several suggestions I found on the internet, like repairing the file using sqlite3, but to no avail. Also, the catalog backups appear to have been corrupted as well, since I cannot unzip them.
I would appreciate any help that prevents my catalog from being lost entirely. Thanks in advance.

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18 Messages

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280 Points

2 years ago

Hope you have backup if so go to the last one ..
Next time the catalog on one hard drive and backup on other.

Try other computer Mac or PC
Try to copy it to other drive.

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102 Points

Dear Sharon,
As I mentioned, unfortunately my backups are also corrupted and cannot be unzipped on any of my PCs.
I will definitely keep backups on several hard drives in the future.

18 Messages

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280 Points

My main mail is
Sharon_Sror@hotmail.com
Try to mail me one of your last backup and ill try to open it on Mac and send it to you

799 Messages

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11.5K Points

2 years ago

Mac or Windows? It matters.

4 Messages

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102 Points

Dear Carlos,
I am using Windows 10.

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11.5K Points

Maybe the reason it says it’s corrupt on the other computer is it can’t find the photos? Are the photos on an external drive? LR has memorized an exact path, which you have to duplicate exactly on the other computer. In other words put the photos in exactly the same folder, (or connect your family external drive) the catalog in exactly the same folder, etc. on the other computer so the path to the photos is exactly the same.

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102 Points

The photos are indeed saved on an NAS drive. However, the drive is mounted on the other computer using the same drive letter, so the file paths of the catalog should be valid.

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5.8K Messages

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102.2K Points

2 years ago

I'm assuming (or hoping!) you were backing that drive's files up to another drive, so try a backup catalog that wasn't stored on on the failed drive. 

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9.6K Points

2 years ago

Sorry to know.
I am sending an e-mail off list to you to get the corrupted catalog.
Let us take a look.

Thanks,
Sunil